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Franklin Gun Shop Inc
(706) 543-7803
3941 Atlanta Highway
Bogart, GA
 
Ayer, Laurence P
603881567
33 Ferry Rd
Nashua, NH
 
Boone, Joseph A
478946213
114 Asbell St
Irwinton, GA
 
Ed Sanders Gun Shop
(706) 798-5220
2031 Bloomingdale Street
Augusta, GA
 
Guns & Gold Pawnbrokers Inc
(770) 928-4005
6468 Highway 92 Suite 240
Acworth, GA
 
Lynch, Christopher
603594984
500 Main Dunstable Road
Nashua, NH
 
Bonanza Gun & Pawn
(770) 586-5626
54 North Broad Street
Winder, GA
 
Hook & Horns
229468009
114 N Cherry St
Ocilla, GA
 
Sandfly Gun Shop
(912) 354-6559
8524 Ferguson Avenue
Savannah, GA
 
Ray, Lee Ada
912367369
1240 Hatch Pkwy N
Baxley, GA
 

Smith & Wesson 99OL

The latest offspring from the S&W-Walther alliance is a flawless performer, but it begs the question, "Just what is a DAO?"

The Smith & Wesson Model 990L is the latest variation of the Model SW99. Changes include a unique trigger mechanism and the elimination of the somewhat controversial decocker button on the top of the slide. Despite appearances to the contrary, the 990L isn't just another polymer-framed semiauto, and working with it led to an exercise in defining the characteristics and key elements of a modern double-action-only (DAO) pistol.

The Smith & Wesson Model 990L is a solid design and from indications experienced during our testing is an accurate and reliable semiauto pistol that will serve both law enforcement and civilian markets quite well.

Is it time for a new and different classification for such semiautos? For years we have classified semiautomatic pistols with terms originally used for revolvers. Single-action revolvers are simple machines to operate and understand. The shooter is required to cock the hammer prior to pulling the trigger and releasing the hammer, which is powered by the energy stored in the mainspring. That is pretty straightforward.

The traditional double-action revolver has always offered the option of single-action shooting by means of manually cocking the hammer before the trigger is pulled to fire a single round. Double-action shooting was originally called "trigger cocking" by the B...

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